Friday, January 9, 2009


This is the first book in the Cal and Niko Leandros series by Rob Thurman.

Book Blurb:

In New York, there's a troll under the Brooklyn Bridge, a boggle in Central Park, and a beautiful vampire in a penthouse on the Upper East Side. Of course, most humans are oblivious to this, but Cal Leandros is only half-human. His father's dark lineage is the stuff of nightmares-and he and his entire otherworldly race are after Cal.

He and his half-brother Niko have managed to stay a step ahead for three years, but now Cal's dad has found them again. And Cal is about to learn why they want him, why they've always wanted him...

I had a hard time getting into this book. I bought it based on the book blurb - cause it sounds like a winner - but it really wasn't. I'm not sure if it is because this is the first book in the series and so much had to be set up or if it is because the main characters are guys instead of butt kicking girls. LOL

There is butt kicking in this book - but there is also a lot of silly, cliched, back and forth bantering between the two brothers.

To give it credit - it was not a horrible read. It had it's moments and I did laugh at some of the bantering. It just seemed like it was trying too hard - and the author threw in every funny quip she could think of.

I'm not sure if I will read the next one in the series.

I give this book a 2 out of 5 stars. :)


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